[ shahr-trooz, -troos; French shar-trœz ]
/ ʃɑrˈtruz, -ˈtrus; French ʃarˈtrœz /


an aromatic liqueur, usually yellow or green, made by the Carthusian monks at Grenoble, France, and, at one time, at Tarragona, Spain.
(lowercase) a clear, light green with a yellowish tinge.


(lowercase) of the color chartreuse.

Origin of Chartreuse

1865–70; < French, after La Grande Chartreuse, Carthusian monastery near Grenoble, where the liqueur is made Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chartreuse

/ (ʃɑːˈtrɜːz, French ʃartrøz) /


either of two liqueurs, green or yellow, made from herbs and flowers
  1. a colour varying from a clear yellowish-green to a strong greenish-yellow
  2. (as adjective)a chartreuse dress

Word Origin for chartreuse

C19: from French, after La Grande Chartreuse, monastery near Grenoble, where the liqueur is produced
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